Presbyterian Church General Assembly Approves Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions for Business Supporting Israel's Occupation of Palestine

After a great deal of prayer, debate, and thoughtful deliberation, the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted today to divest itself of its stock in three companies whose business supports or profits from the State of Israel's Occupation of Palestine. Young Adult Advisory Delegates voted 65% in favor of the motion, Theological Advisory Delegate over 90%, and Ecumenical and Mission Advisory Delegates 100% in favor of the motion. The Commissioners' vote was much closer, affirming the proposal to divest 51% to 49%.

We Refuse to Be Enemies

We are deeply concerned about the Open Letter sent to General Assembly Commissioners by John Buchanan and twenty-eight of his colleagues on Friday, June 13. We consider the signers of this letter our friends. Together, we have been allies and colleagues in our shared work of reclaiming a vibrant church. However, we disagree sharply with their critique of the recommendation that the Presbyterian Church (USA) divest from three corporations whose businesses support or benefit from the State of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

PPF Twitter Chat on Peacemaking Issues at GA

Read the archive of the June 11, 2014 Twitter chat where tweeters discussed issues from divestment to marriage equality.

PPF Announces Seven Peace Communities

As the PPF works to strengthen our witness to Jesus Christ in the PC(USA), we begin a new and exciting partnership with seven intentional peace communities. Because there are many ways across the church to live in Christian community outside of traditional congregational life, we desire to connect with and support intentional peace communities involved in inspiring peace work across the country.

Sign the Interfaith Letter in Support of Presbyterian Divestment

We share a belief in the central teachings of our respective religious traditions that mandate proactive nonviolent responses to systematic harming of fellow human beings. No human being is outside the circle of our concern.

Pages